Calendar of Events

July 28, 2018

2018 Summer Fitness Challenge

Come out and attempt to swim around Nelson Island (~2.7km). Test your current swimming fitness. Bring any gear you want (fins & paddles are acceptable for this event, as is a wetsuit).
The event will start and finish at Leslie Groves beach.
This qualifies USMS members for the Smarty Pants Summer Fitness challenge (info below).

On July 28, 2018, meet at the Leslie Groves beach area (Park Street, Richland) at 7am, start swimming at 7:30am or when you are ready.

**We could use extra kayak support.

Safety #1: To swim with us you must bring along a big, brightly colored floaty toy you can tether to yourself during the swim to provide maximum visibility for you (and the rest of us) to the boaters on the river. The bigger and brighter the better. You can find something that works at a local pool store. No floaty means no swim with the group.

Safety #2: This swim is a non-lifeguarded swim. The river is colder, darker, and faster than any pool you will swim in. If you show up for these swims it means you are competent and capable of completing the swim and getting out alive without assistance from anyone else.

This event is for experienced, intermediate to expert level swimmers.  Swimming upriver will be quite challenging.

USMS membership info: www.usms.org/join-usms/join-or-renew
Summer Fitness Challenge info: www.usms.org/events/fitness-events/fitness-series/summer-fitness-challenge

Contact: Buzz Vickery

Email: buzz.vickery1@gmail.com

Start: July 28, 2018 7:00 am
End: July 28, 2018 7:00 am

August 3, 2018

Open Water River Swims

NOTE: DIFFERENT LOCATION FOR THIS SWIM…WE WILL DO THE POWER OF PASCO SWIM COURSE AT CHIAWANA PARK IN PASCO.  MEET AT THE DOWNSTREAM FINISH AND WE WILL WALK UP TO THE START.

Open water river swims start on Monday, Memorial Day and go on throughout the summer.  Check the Calendar for dates and times throughout the season.  Meet at the Bradley Blvd parking lot just upstream of the Marina Vista Estates townhouse complex (the first housing complex downstream from the Shilo Inn on Bradley Blvd in Richland).  We drive upstream to a starting point and swim back down with the river current and warm hose showers in Eric’s driveway.  Times may vary, so check back to the Calendar.

IMPORTANT NOTE #1: These swims are non-lifeguard swims.  We may be lucky from time to time and have a support kayak, but don’t count on it.  The river is colder, darker, and faster than any pool you will swim in.  If you show up for these swims it means you are competent and capable of completing the swim and getting out alive without assistance from anyone else.  YOU are responsible for your safety in the water…no one else is!

IMPORTANT NOTE #2: To swim with us you must bring along a big, brightly colored floaty toy you can tether to yourself during the swim to provide maximum visibility for you (and the rest of us) to the boaters on the river.  The bigger and brighter the better.  You can find something that works at a local pool store.  No floaty means no swim with the group.

Start: August 3, 2018 7:30 am
End: August 3, 2018 8:00 am

August 10, 2018

Open Water River Swims

Open water river swims start on Monday, Memorial Day and go on throughout the summer.  Check the Calendar for dates and times throughout the season.  Meet at the Bradley Blvd parking lot just upstream of the Marina Vista Estates townhouse complex (the first housing complex downstream from the Shilo Inn on Bradley Blvd in Richland).  We drive upstream to a starting point and swim back down with the river current and warm hose showers in Eric’s driveway.  Times may vary, so check back to the Calendar.

IMPORTANT NOTE #1: These swims are non-lifeguard swims.  We may be lucky from time to time and have a support kayak, but don’t count on it.  The river is colder, darker, and faster than any pool you will swim in.  If you show up for these swims it means you are competent and capable of completing the swim and getting out alive without assistance from anyone else.  YOU are responsible for your safety in the water…no one else is!

IMPORTANT NOTE #2: To swim with us you must bring along a big, brightly colored floaty toy you can tether to yourself during the swim to provide maximum visibility for you (and the rest of us) to the boaters on the river.  The bigger and brighter the better.  You can find something that works at a local pool store.  No floaty means no swim with the group.

Start: August 10, 2018 7:30 am
End: August 10, 2018 8:00 am

August 17, 2018

Open Water River Swims

Open water river swims start on Monday, Memorial Day and go on throughout the summer.  Check the Calendar for dates and times throughout the season.  Meet at the Bradley Blvd parking lot just upstream of the Marina Vista Estates townhouse complex (the first housing complex downstream from the Shilo Inn on Bradley Blvd in Richland).  We drive upstream to a starting point and swim back down with the river current and warm hose showers in Eric’s driveway.  Times may vary, so check back to the Calendar.

IMPORTANT NOTE #1: These swims are non-lifeguard swims.  We may be lucky from time to time and have a support kayak, but don’t count on it.  The river is colder, darker, and faster than any pool you will swim in.  If you show up for these swims it means you are competent and capable of completing the swim and getting out alive without assistance from anyone else.  YOU are responsible for your safety in the water…no one else is!

IMPORTANT NOTE #2: To swim with us you must bring along a big, brightly colored floaty toy you can tether to yourself during the swim to provide maximum visibility for you (and the rest of us) to the boaters on the river.  The bigger and brighter the better.  You can find something that works at a local pool store.  No floaty means no swim with the group.

Start: August 17, 2018 7:30 am
End: August 17, 2018 8:00 am

August 18, 2018

2nd Annual Race Across America 5k Benefit Run for Eating Disorder Treatment

Registration starts at 8am.
Location: Columbia Point Marina Park by the boat launch.
Route: Heading the opposite direction of Anthony’s for 1.55 miles (halfway point) before turning around and finishing back at the starting location.
Link to register: https:www.facebook.comevents2172136003016094?ti=ia.
Cost: $17.89-$28.45

**This Run is a Fundraiser. All proceeds stay local to our community and go to Recovery and Wellness Center of Eastern WA to help create scholarships for those who cannot afford to be in treatment for Eating Disorders.

Contact: Rae Lawrence

Email: raelawrence85@gmail.com

Start: August 18, 2018 9:00 am
End: August 18, 2018 9:00 am

August 24, 2018

Open Water River Swims

Open water river swims start on Monday, Memorial Day and go on throughout the summer.  Check the Calendar for dates and times throughout the season.  Meet at the Bradley Blvd parking lot just upstream of the Marina Vista Estates townhouse complex (the first housing complex downstream from the Shilo Inn on Bradley Blvd in Richland).  We drive upstream to a starting point and swim back down with the river current and warm hose showers in Eric’s driveway.  Times may vary, so check back to the Calendar.

IMPORTANT NOTE #1: These swims are non-lifeguard swims.  We may be lucky from time to time and have a support kayak, but don’t count on it.  The river is colder, darker, and faster than any pool you will swim in.  If you show up for these swims it means you are competent and capable of completing the swim and getting out alive without assistance from anyone else.  YOU are responsible for your safety in the water…no one else is!

IMPORTANT NOTE #2: To swim with us you must bring along a big, brightly colored floaty toy you can tether to yourself during the swim to provide maximum visibility for you (and the rest of us) to the boaters on the river.  The bigger and brighter the better.  You can find something that works at a local pool store.  No floaty means no swim with the group.

Start: August 24, 2018 8:00 am
End: August 24, 2018 5:00 pm

August 31, 2018

Open Water River Swims

NOTE: DIFFERENT MEETING PLACE FOR THIS SWIM, AS WE WILL SWIM THE PLUTONIUM MAN COURSE.  MEET AT WSU-TC CAMPUS IN THE PARKING LOT NEXT TO SPROUT RD.  WE WILL DRIVE UP AND SWIM DOWN.

Open water river swims start on Monday, Memorial Day and go on throughout the summer.  Check the Calendar for dates and times throughout the season.  Meet at the Bradley Blvd parking lot just upstream of the Marina Vista Estates townhouse complex (the first housing complex downstream from the Shilo Inn on Bradley Blvd in Richland).  We drive upstream to a starting point and swim back down with the river current and warm hose showers in Eric’s driveway.  Times may vary, so check back to the Calendar.

IMPORTANT NOTE #1: These swims are non-lifeguard swims.  We may be lucky from time to time and have a support kayak, but don’t count on it.  The river is colder, darker, and faster than any pool you will swim in.  If you show up for these swims it means you are competent and capable of completing the swim and getting out alive without assistance from anyone else.  YOU are responsible for your safety in the water…no one else is!

IMPORTANT NOTE #2: To swim with us you must bring along a big, brightly colored floaty toy you can tether to yourself during the swim to provide maximum visibility for you (and the rest of us) to the boaters on the river.  The bigger and brighter the better.  You can find something that works at a local pool store.  No floaty means no swim with the group.

Start: August 31, 2018 7:30 am
End: August 31, 2018 8:00 am

September 3, 2018

Little X The Pie Race

Big Cross Racing
Presents:
The 25th Annual
Little Cross

5KM CROSS COUNTRY RACE
LABOR DAY
SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
MONDAY AT 9:00 AM
ENTRY FEE $10 CASH
AWARDS 10:00 AM

RACE DAY ENTRY ONLY: STARTING AT 8:00 AM
LOCATION: TRI-CITIES INTERNATIONAL
CROSS COUNTRY COURSE.
RD. 36 A 12 MILE NORTH OF ARGENT RD. PASCO, WA.
AWARDS:
Pies to top 10 men & women.
Ribbons to top 3 in age groups.
12 & under, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
Pies to random places.
Must be present to win pies. Ribbons will not be mailed.
Information: Dale Fuller: (509)-212-7588
Email: xtcoach53@gmail.com

Contact: Dale Fuller

Email: xtcoach53@gmail.com

Start: September 3, 2018 9:00 am
End: September 3, 2018 9:00 am

September 7, 2018

Open Water River Swims

Open water river swims start on Monday, Memorial Day and go on throughout the summer.  Check the Calendar for dates and times throughout the season.  Meet at the Bradley Blvd parking lot just upstream of the Marina Vista Estates townhouse complex (the first housing complex downstream from the Shilo Inn on Bradley Blvd in Richland).  We drive upstream to a starting point and swim back down with the river current and warm hose showers in Eric’s driveway.  Times may vary, so check back to the Calendar.

IMPORTANT NOTE #1: These swims are non-lifeguard swims.  We may be lucky from time to time and have a support kayak, but don’t count on it.  The river is colder, darker, and faster than any pool you will swim in.  If you show up for these swims it means you are competent and capable of completing the swim and getting out alive without assistance from anyone else.  YOU are responsible for your safety in the water…no one else is!

IMPORTANT NOTE #2: To swim with us you must bring along a big, brightly colored floaty toy you can tether to yourself during the swim to provide maximum visibility for you (and the rest of us) to the boaters on the river.  The bigger and brighter the better.  You can find something that works at a local pool store.  No floaty means no swim with the group.

Start: September 7, 2018 7:30 am
End: September 7, 2018 8:00 am

September 8, 2018

Jump off Joe Marathon and Half Marathon

The Nomad Trail Runners of Eastern Washington are again hosting the 4th annual Jump-off-Joe marathon and half-marathon! This event is run on gravel roads on and around Jump off Joe Mountain near Kennewick, WA. This is a low-key, fun event thats geared more closely to a trail run than a typical road marathon. This race is a great introduction to those of you that are thinking of making the jump to a trail race or maybe your first 50K! Aid stations are 5 or more miles apart and not every 2 miles like in a typical road race.

This is an inexpensive, FUN, local race with great support. Lots of info at: https:www.facebook.comJump-Off-Joe-Marathon-and-Halfer-1086827801387408

Sign up at: http:ultrasignup.comregister.aspx?did=56641

The 2018 installment will once again be a fundraiser for the Tri-Cities Pet Over-Population Prevention (POPP)! Prior to the race start, we will be accepting donations for POPP at the registration table come race morning. http:www.popptricities.org

We hope to see you at the races!

Contact: Jason Reathaford

Email: Jasonreathaford@gmail.com

Start: September 8, 2018 6:30 am
End: September 8, 2018 6:30 am

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